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Basics of Mixing Music

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Basics of Mixing Music

THIS COURSE IS FULL.
Please email meca@vandercook.edu to be added to the waiting list.


ONLINE
June 8July 31, 2020

A hands-on workshop on “in the box” music mixing techniques for DAWs (digital audio workstations). Participants will work through the process of building a music mix, from rhythm section instruments through “pads,” sections and other background instrumentation, and on to lead instruments and lead vocals. This will involve applying various signal processing plug-ins, including EQ (tone control), compressors, gates, reverb, delays, and various special effects (flanging, phasing, etc.) to a number of different musical instruments, as well mix automation programming for the final fine tuning of the been and balance of a mix.

Instructor: Jack Klotz Jr.

Klotz,_Jack_headshot_2020 Jack Klotz Jr. is an educator, producer/engineer, musician and consultant based in Philadelphia. He was part of the team that developed the Philadelphia region’s first degree program for music technology and business. His varied career has included projects with several Grammy-nominated artists, legends of r&b and jazz, an Emmy Award-winning experimental video program, a Barrymore Award-winning theater company, a Peabody Award-winning radio program, and traditional Japanese music. He has contributed to several texts, and presented to the Broadcast Educators Association, the International Society for Presence Research, French National Institutes for the Blind, the National Council for the Blind of Ireland, and others. He also served for six years on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Grammy Awards organization. Klotz is excited to share what he’s learned over the years with his fellow educators.
 

Course Details

Basics of Mixing Music

Course Code 7540

Instructor
Jack Klotz Jr.

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$1,050, due in full with registration

Online Chat Sessions
TBD 

Prerequisites
None

Required Text(s)
None

Software/Hardware Requirements
Internet access is required. Students will need access to a DAW - Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, or Cakewalk are all acceptable. If you have any questions please email meca@vandercook.edu.

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